Happy Monday! We’ve acquired the names of some films you should see, books you should read, and trendy videos to watch when you get the chance.
These are must-reads and watches you won’t want to miss!
Us – released in U.S. theaters March 22nd
Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen to her family. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, each stranger takes the appearance of a different family member.
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss
Hotel Mumbai – released in U.S. theaters March 22nd
Recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Dev Patel) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.
Starring: Dev Patel, Amandeep Singh, Armie Hammer, and Suhail Nayyar
Sunset – released in limited theaters March 22nd
1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at Leiter, the legendary hat store that once belonged to her late parents; but she is quickly sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the store to host important wealthy, royal guests, a man abruptly comes to Irisz looking for Kálmán Leiter, who he says is her brother. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark, dusty streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.
Starring: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, and Vlad Ivanov
The Complete Coffee & Ghosts by Charity Tahmaseb – published March 18th – self-published
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. After her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same.
She’s right. Malcolm changes everything.
When Christmas brings both strangers and ghosts of the past to Springside, Katy fears her new business, new relationship, and quiet hometown will never be the same.
She’s right, again.
Once she uncovers long-held family secrets, Katy finds herself entangled in past and present—and on a mission to find the truth. To unravel the mystery that links her family with Malcolm’s, she’ll need to bargain with a powerful entity and face retribution from the necromancer community.
Where Katy must go, Malcolm can’t follow. She’ll need to make the ultimate sacrifice. To save Malcolm, Springside, and everything she loves, Katy will need to give them up forever.
Coffee Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance told in a series of novellas. The Complete Coffee and Ghosts contains all books in the series and is perfect if you like quirky stories that are a little bit scary, a little bit romantic, and a whole lot of fun.
The Hookup Handbook (Escorts, Inc. #2) by Kendall Ryan – published March 19th – self-published
My love wand is on a strike.
As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse for me. I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.
Only now, I’m on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the only woman he wants? Someone I can never have—my best friend’s younger sister, the nerdy and awkwardly adorable Sienna.
She’s working at the agency this summer, keeping me organized, handling paperwork, and most importantly, keeping me on track to finish writing my book about sex and intimacy, which is due to my publisher in thirty days.
She thinks I hate her, that I don’t want her here. The truth is much more twisted. I get hard every time she walks into my office. Her wide blue eyes and pouty mouth drive me wild with desire, and if she stays, I’m not sure how much longer I can stay away from her.
Little Miss Overachiever says she’s here to help? Fine. I’m going to put her nerdy, curvy tush to work.
Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale – published March 19th – Swoon Reads
Rule #1 – Never fall for a summer boy.
Fresh out of high school, Babe Vogel should be thrilled to have the whole summer at her fingertips. She loves living in her lighthouse home in the sleepy Maine beach town of Oar’s Rest and being a barista at the Busy Bean, but she’s totally freaking out about how her life will change when her two best friends go to college in the fall. And when a reckless kiss causes all three of them to break up, she may lose them a lot sooner. On top of that, her ex-girlfriend is back in town, bringing with her a slew of memories, both good and bad.
And then there’s Levi Keller, the cute artist who’s spending all his free time at the coffee shop where she works. Levi’s from out of town, and even though Babe knows better than to fall for a tourist who will leave when summer ends, she can’t stop herself from wanting to know him. Can Babe keep her distance, or will she break the one rule she’s always had – to never fall for a summer boy?